Volunteer

Every year over 500 people add immense value to The Connection’s services by volunteering their time.

All volunteers at The Connection at St Martin’s will have access to training and support and if you are unwaged your travel expenses will be paid.

*Please note, we require a six month commitment for most of our volunteering positions.

We require the following voluntary assistance to support our work with homeless people.

Activities Room Volunteer – Mondays – 8:45am – 1pm

Our ground floor activities room requires a volunteer who would like a client facing role. This room is the first point of call for new and longer term clients and houses computers, telephones, a small library and games. You could be asked to help clients with any of these tasks, show new clients around, help people with filling in forms and making calls to benefits or other government agencies – or just sitting and talking. You would need to be comfortable speaking to all types of people and happy to lend a hand where it is needed. No two days will be alike!

Art Room Volunteer – Flexible – weekdays 10:15am to 1pm

Our client drop in Art Room which is open every weekday needs a volunteer who is flexible and willing to cover any day during the week. A background and/or interest in the arts would be helpful but really all that is required is the ability to encourage and support clients at any stage of their abilities. We would try to give you as much notice as possible when you are required – and you would be trained and supported by a great team. If you would like a volunteer role with lots of client contact please get in touch.

Gardening Project Volunteer – Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning

We are looking for a green fingered volunteer to help us maintain our flower boxes and plants here at St Martin’s. Someone who has weekday morning availability and can be flexible with regards to day and time – but usually for a few hours once per week. You will work alongside clients in ensuring all our gardening projects are clean, well-kept and in peak condition. You would need to physically fit and able to lift watering cans, soil etc.

All volunteers at The Connection at St Martin’s will have access to training and support and if you are unwaged your travel expenses will be paid.

For more information about these opportunities please call Lance Kuhn – Volunteer Manager on 020 7925 7893 or email lance.kuhn@cstm.org.uk

For more information about what it’s like to volunteer with us watch this short film.